schizo

[ skit-soh ]
/ ˈskɪt soʊ /
Informal.

noun, plural schiz·os.

a schizophrenic or schizoid person.

adjective

schizophrenic or schizoid.
crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.

Nearby words

  1. schitzo,
  2. schiz,
  3. schizamnion,
  4. schizanthus,
  5. schizaxon,
  6. schizo-,
  7. schizoaffective,
  8. schizoaffective disorder,
  9. schizoaffective psychosis,
  10. schizocarp

Also schiz. Sometimes schit·zo, schitz.

Origin of schizo

1940–45; by shortening; cf. -o

schizo-

a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split

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British Dictionary definitions for schizo

schizo

/ (ˈskɪtsəʊ) taboo /

adjective

schizophrenic

noun plural -os

a schizophrenic person

schizo-

before a vowel schiz-

combining form

indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

Word Origin for schizo-

from Greek skhizein to split

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Word Origin and History for schizo
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Medicine definitions for schizo

schizo-

pref.

Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
Schizophrenia:schizoid.

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